Bulgaria

Snapshot of consultation
Valid response rate: 1,018



Gender



How much do you agree with the following statement? “No young person under the age of 18 should be able to get married”



How much do you agree with the following statement? “A young person your age should be able to seek medical advice by themselves without their parents/guardians, if they want to”



Did a doctor ever refuse to give you medical advice because your parents/guardians were not with you in the room?


How much do you agree with the following statement? “A young person your age should always give consent to a doctor before receiving any medical treatment (e.g. injections)“



How much do you agree with the following statement? “I am capable enough to:” “vote (e.g. in national elections)”


Location (Urban/Rural)



How much do you agree with the following statement? “A young person your age should be allowed to leave school to work full-time if they want to"



How much do you agree with the following statement? “I am capable enough to:” “talk to a doctor by myself without my parents/guardians”




Did you ever avoid seeking medical advice because your parents/guardians had to be with you in the room?


Did you ever have a medical treatment that you did not want, but were forced to by your parents/guardians or doctor?




From what age can a young person be charged if they commit a crime?




“There are some things that you cannot trust [parents] with…for example, they will beat you, punish you, and you do not want to share it with them.”

— Daria**, 16-years old, discussing reasons why a young person may want to speak to a doctor alone, without parents in Bulgaria in a mixed gender focus group of rural youths between the ages of 14 and 17


**Names have been changed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of focus group participants. For more on ethical considerations when conducting research with adolescents, please see our Methodology.